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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

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um hey guys. i'm new obviously.
sigh, idk. i need some friends.
how are you all
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Welcome

I haven't been around for too long either, but the people here are great (most of the time) and if you don't behave like an absolute asshole you will have no problem finding yourself some fellows! Biggrin

What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
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Hi there Smile

What do you do for fun?

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(05-24-2013 09:33 PM)Evy Wrote:  Welcome

I haven't been around for too long either, but the people here are great (most of the time) and if you don't behave like an absolute asshole you will have no problem finding yourself some fellows! Biggrin

What's your favorite ice cream flavor?

Awesome! Nice to meet you too person.

Idk, some weird flavor. Anything but the Neapolitan trio... yourself?
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(05-24-2013 09:35 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Hi there Smile

What do you do for fun?

Idk, that depends I guess. I just finished reading a book to my little sis, but that doesn't really relate doesn't it?

yeah, i'm awkward. woop.
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Reading a book to your little sister is probably the most fantastic answer possible.

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(05-24-2013 09:38 PM)alsd Wrote:  Idk, some weird flavor. Anything but the Neapolitan trio... yourself?

At the moment I really love cherry and cream, even better if chunks of dark chocolate are in it... Bouncey
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Quote:I just finished reading a book to my little sis, but that doesn't really relate doesn't it?
If you enjoyed it, then it counts. Smile

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If the little sister enjoyed it counts a million.

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(05-24-2013 10:11 PM)Evy Wrote:  
(05-24-2013 09:38 PM)alsd Wrote:  Idk, some weird flavor. Anything but the Neapolitan trio... yourself?

At the moment I really love cherry and cream, even better if chunks of dark chocolate are in it... Bouncey

Cherry's cool, I guess. I'm just not sure which came first, cherry flavor or cough syrup's taste XD (sorry)

Naww thanks guys, you're all too nice <3
yeah, she did I guess... twas' a strange fable, that book. Introducing her to postmodernism? O.o
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What book is it?

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(05-24-2013 11:36 PM)alsd Wrote:  
(05-24-2013 10:11 PM)Evy Wrote:  
(05-24-2013 09:38 PM)alsd Wrote:  Idk, some weird flavor. Anything but the Neapolitan trio... yourself?

At the moment I really love cherry and cream, even better if chunks of dark chocolate are in it... Bouncey


Naww thanks guys, you're all too nice <3

You haven't met me I presume.

Welcome to SS. My favorite ice cream flavor is uranium, covered in gold syrup.

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(05-25-2013 02:00 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  What book is it?

'Fairly stupid tales'. It's really a complex satire, but I don't think she gets it. Which is ok.

Isn't uranium poisonous? Am I gullible
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(05-25-2013 11:54 AM)alsd Wrote:  
(05-25-2013 02:00 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  What book is it?

'Fairly stupid tales'. It's really a complex satire, but I don't think she gets it. Which is ok.

Isn't uranium poisonous? Am I gullible

Poisonous? NOH!

It's just has strange side-effects, like causing mutations(such as third arms or a tree growing on my head). It's quite healthy, keeps me nice and warm through that nuclear winter, inside and out.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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(05-25-2013 12:13 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  
(05-25-2013 11:54 AM)alsd Wrote:  
(05-25-2013 02:00 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  What book is it?

'Fairly stupid tales'. It's really a complex satire, but I don't think she gets it. Which is ok.

Isn't uranium poisonous? Am I gullible

Poisonous? NOH!

It's just has strange side-effects, like causing mutations(such as third arms or a tree growing on my head). It's quite healthy, keeps me nice and warm through that nuclear winter, inside and out.

are we getting into surrealism or dada here? i'm kind of lacking in those areas.
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It's great to read books you barely understand. I loved Ulysses and never had a clue what it's about.

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(05-25-2013 12:24 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  It's great to read books you barely understand. I loved Ulysses and never had a clue what it's about.

Y'know, thanks for reminding me. I've been meaning to catch up on Joyce but never had the chance to. Is Ulysses really that abstract?

also, i'm a massive nerd Rolleyes
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(05-25-2013 12:21 PM)alsd Wrote:  
(05-25-2013 12:13 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  
(05-25-2013 11:54 AM)alsd Wrote:  
(05-25-2013 02:00 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  What book is it?

'Fairly stupid tales'. It's really a complex satire, but I don't think she gets it. Which is ok.

Isn't uranium poisonous? Am I gullible

Poisonous? NOH!

It's just has strange side-effects, like causing mutations(such as third arms or a tree growing on my head). It's quite healthy, keeps me nice and warm through that nuclear winter, inside and out.

are we getting into surrealism or dada here? i'm kind of lacking in those areas.

No. Just the no-mans land of borderline insanity.

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Ah, yeah. I'm used to that.

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Grouphug

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" Is Ulysses really that abstract?"

Yes.

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(05-26-2013 04:08 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  " Is Ulysses really that abstract?"

Yes.

I looked it up... it really is something.
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